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50 Years of Environment

Singapore's Journey Towards Environmental Sustainability

50 Years of Environment by Yong Soon Tan
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In conjunction with Singapore's 50th birthday in August 2015, 50 Years of Environment: Singapore's Journey Towards Environmental Sustainability takes the reader through Singapore's environmental journey over the past 50 years, to its present day challenges and solutions, and seeks to explore what lies ahead for Singapore's environmental future. This book is divided into three parts. The first, drawn largely from the book Clean, Green and Blue: Singapore's Journey Towards Environmental and Water Sustainability, will explore the historical developments in Singapore's environmental journey and the development of NEWater. The second part will be a collection of essays that examine the present environmental challenges that Singapore faces and the ways in which it is addressing those issues through community engagement, international engagement, research and technology, and industry solutions in order to develop sustainable strategies and solutions. Part Three will bring the book to a close by tying the historical and contemporary threads together and discusses the future challenges for Singapore's environment.

  • Endorsements
  • Preface
  • About the Editor
  • About the Contributors
  • Appreciation
  • Journey to the Present:
    • Reflections on Singapore's Environmental Journey (Tan Yong Soon, Lee Tung Jean and Karen Tan)
    • Cleaning the Land and Rivers (Tan Yong Soon, Lee Tung Jean and Karen Tan)
    • Applying Economic Principles to Environmental Policy (Tan Yong Soon, Lee Tung Jean and Karen Tan)
    • The Search for NEWater: The Singapore Water Story (Lee Ek Tieng)
    • Environmental Planning For Sustainable Development (Tan Yong Soon)
  • Present Challenges:
    • Frontier Research in Environment and Water: Integrated Research Approach for Sustainable Solutions (Lee Lai Yoke and Ong Choon Nam)
    • Energy Transitions — Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Challenges in the Tropics (Nilesh Y Jadhav, Subodh Mhaisalkar and Hans B (Teddy) Püttgen)
    • Developing a Vibrant Sustainable Energy Industry (Edwin Khew, Christophe Inglin, Sanjay Kuttan and Low Kian Beng)
    • Community Engagement to Promote Environmental Ownership and Secure Our Future (Chew Gek Khim)
    • Island in the World: Singapore's Environment and the International Dimensions (Simon Tay and Cheong Poh Kwan)
  • Moving into the Future:
    • Environmental Sustainability and Sustainable Development (Tan Yong Soon and Kwek Leng Joo)

Readership: General readers who are interested in learning more about Singapore's environmental journey, present day developments, and the potential environmental challenges in the future.
World Scientific Publishing Company; August 2015
291 pages; ISBN 9789814696241
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Title: 50 Years of Environment
Author: Yong Soon Tan